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Model Rules of Professional Conduct

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ISBN-10: 1590318730

ISBN-13: 9781590318737

Edition: 2007th

Authors: Center for Professional Responsibility

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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your…    
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2007th
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Prefacep. vii
Commission on Evaluation of Professional Standards Chair's Introductionp. xi
Commission on Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct ("Ethics 2000") Chair's Introductionp. xv
Preamble and Scopep. 1
Terminologyp. 7
Client-Lawyer Relationship
Competencep. 10
Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority between Client and Lawyerp. 12
Diligencep. 15
Communicationp. 16
Feesp. 18
Confidentiality of Informationp. 22
Conflict of Interest: Current Clientsp. 26
Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rulesp. 36
Duties to Former Clientsp. 44
Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rulep. 47
Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employeesp. 49
Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutralp. 52
Organization as Clientp. 53
Client with Diminished Capacityp. 58
Safekeeping Propertyp. 61
Declining or Terminating Representationp. 63
Sale of Law Practicep. 65
Duties to Prospective Clientp. 69
Advisorp. 71
Evaluation for Use by Third Personsp. 72
Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutralp. 74
Meritorious Claims and Contentionsp. 75
Expediting Litigationp. 76
Candor toward the Tribunalp. 76
Fairness to Opposing Party and Counselp. 81
Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunalp. 82
Trial Publicityp. 83
Lawyer as Witnessp. 85
Special Responsibilities of a Prosecturop. 87
Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedingsp. 89
Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients
Truthfulness in Statements to Othersp. 90
Communication with Person Represented by Counselp. 91
Dealing with Unrepresented Personp. 93
Respect for Rights of Third Personsp. 94
Law Firms and Associations
Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyersp. 95
Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyerp. 96
Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistantsp. 97
Professional Independence of a Lawyerp. 98
Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Lawp. 99
Restrictions on Right to Practicep. 104
Responsibilities Regarding Law-related Servicesp. 104
Public Service
Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Servicep. 107
Accepting Appointmentsp. 110
Membership in Legal Services Organizationp. 111
Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interestsp. 111
Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programsp. 112
Information About Legal Services
Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Servicesp. 113
Advertisingp. 114
Direct Contact with Prospective Clientsp. 117
Communication of Fields of Practice and Specializationp. 120
Firm Names and Letterheadsp. 121
Political Contributions to Obtain Government Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judgesp. 122
Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
Bar Admission and Disciplinary Mattersp. 123
Judicial and Legal Officialsp. 124
Reporting Professional Misconductp. 124
Misconductp. 125
Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Lawp. 127
Subject Guidep. 129
Correlation Tablesp. 151
ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Composition and Jurisdiction and Rules of Procedurep. 165
ABA Special Committee on Implementation of the Model Rules of Professional Conductp. 169
ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practicep. 171
Amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct By Rulep. 173
By Datep. 177
Recent Formal Ethics Opinions Formal Opinion 06-443 (Contact with Inside Counsel of an Organization Regarding a Matter when the Organization is Represented in the Matter by Outside Counsel)p. 179
Formal Opinion 06-444 (Permissibility of Restrictive Covenants in Lawyer Agreements Concerning Benefits upon Retirement)p. 183
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